Alan Harris, the ex-head of finance for Grosvenor Park, has several new projects in his slate at Atlantic Film Group, the UK-based company he runs with Nicole Dade.

The first new film to shoot will be New Zealand director Toa Fraser following up his Sundance hit No. 2 with a project entitled My Talks With Dean Spanley, based on a 1936 novel.

'It's a period comedy about a reincarnated dog,' Dade explains, 'It's a coming of age drama in a surreal world.' The film is out to casting now.

Along with Harris, New Zealand producer Matthew Metcalf (a frequent Atlantic collaborator) is on board and talks are ongoing with sales companies.

Also Atlantic has optioned Julie Myerson's novel, thriller Something Might Happen; as well as Sian Rees' The Floating Brothel, about the first women convicts sent to Australia.

Atlantic also backed Chris Graham's horror project The Ferryman, which is being sold by First Look and already has closed a UK deal with Revolver Entertainment.

Atlantic is also starting up an industry seminar service about financing and co-production issues.